Thursday, March 31, 2011


Here is the contents of the trash barrel in the mailroom yesterday, and it just struck me funny.

Seems like there are a few possibilities for a tag line here... but my ideas don't seem to be very good:
  • We don't need to be ready for any emergencies.
  • If we throw the phone away, maybe we won't have any emergencies.
  • I'm tired of answering this phone... it never stops ringing!
  • Sorry, you have the wrong number.
I don't know... any better ideas?

Sunday, March 27, 2011


The once great Wurlitzer company in North Tonawanda (north of Buffalo, NY) was a leading manufacturer of musical instruments. The name was synonymous of the theater organs of the '30s and '40s. Wultitzer was also a leading builder of jukeboxes that provided music on demand in diners and bars through the '50s and '60s.

Today the Wurlitzer company is no longer active, and this building and complex is used for more mundane uses including a bath showroom.

An era gone.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sky fish

These critters don't need the deep blue sea, they are happy pointing into the wind, and reveling in the deep blue sky.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Port hole

Skylights are great, but even better if there is something nice to see when you look out of them.

How many choices?

Buying toothpaste used to be a whole lot easier. Maybe 3 to 4 brands and a couple of sizes to choose from.

This shelf has nearly 20 choices, all from one brand.

Not shown is an equally large selection for the other top brand... and then additional shelf space for the smaller brands.

Is this much choice really needed?

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Salt painting

Normally I would say there is nothing uglier than road salt spray on cars, but once in a while conditions are just right and it appears some force is at work painting interesting patterns. It is a strange phenomena.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Cold feet

This time of year we experience cycles of snow and thaw. When we have deep snow, then extensive thaw, the streams and creeks swell beyond their banks and saturate the surrounding land.

In turn this temporary pond freezes, and the trees find themselves locked in frigid ice.